PRESS ROOM

The office of Media and Public Relations provides notification of ongoing Commonwealth Club events to the public and the press and handles media relations. Please find below press releases and articles regarding program developments and significant events, forums, and lectures at the Club.

Founded in 1903, The Commonwealth Club has played host to a broad and distinctive array of speakers, from Teddy Roosevelt in 1911 to Nancy Pelosi in 2010. Just a sampling of other noteworthy guests includes Martin Luther King, Jr., Ronald Reagan, Bill Clinton, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Walter Cronkite, Ted Turner, Jane Goodall, Tom Brokaw, Bill Gates, David Brooks, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Alec Baldwin, and Reza Aslan, all of whom have delivered landmark speeches here.

For information and for media credentials, contact:
Riki Rafner, Director of Media and Public Relations
rrafner@commonwealthclub.org
415-597-6712

Press Releases

Dec 04, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Debra Reabock

Nov 19, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Names Dr. Lauren Silver Education Director

Oct 23, 2019: 

Commonwealth Club President and CEO Dr. Gloria Duffy Named “Most Admired Non-Profit CEO” by San Francisco Business Times

Jul 11, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Christopher Peterson: “What is Real” July 9 through September 9, 2019

Jun 26, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club Presents Member Led Forums August Series, 2019: The Art and Science of Well-being

May 08, 2019: 

The 2019 California Book Awards Honors Eleven Outstanding Books by California Authors

Apr 08, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases the Works of Bay Area Photographer Sharon Beals: “The Wonder of Birds’ Nests” April 3 through June 28, 2019

Apr 03, 2019: 

Finalists for the 88th Annual California Book Awards Competition Announced

Mar 14, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Showcases Work of Local Artsts at New Home

Feb 20, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Celebrates 31st Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala

Jan 24, 2019: 

The Commonwealth Club of California Farmer Gallery Showcases: The Works of Bay Area Artist Ryan Farley

Dec 17, 2018: 

Evelyn Dilsaver Named Commonwealth Club Board Chair

Sep 04, 2018: 

Commonwealth Club Accepting Submissions for Upcoming California Book Awards Competition September 15 through December 15

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Age of Perpetual Light and The Color of Law Lead California Book Awards Gold Medalists

Jun 27, 2018: 

The Commonwealth Club Of California Celebrates 30th Annual Distinguished Citizen Gala: "Views from 110"

In the News

Jan 15, 2020: 

Bay Area Political Events: Climate Change Candidates Forum, Golden Gate Bridge Politics  (San Francisco Chronicle)

Jan 15, 2020: 

Pompeo Sees Japan, SKorea FMs as New Sanctions Hit NKorea  (Taiwan News)

Jan 15, 2020: 

Secretary of State Pompeo Heads to Silicon Valley to Dine With Tech Leaders  (CNBC)

Jan 14, 2020: 

'Risk to America’s National Security': Don't Give Vital Technology to China, Pompeo Tells Silicon Valley  (Washington Examiner)

Jan 14, 2020: 

In Talk at Stanford, Pompeo Says Iran Should be More Like Norway  (Daily Post)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Pompeo Says Iraqi Leaders Privately Want U.S. Troops to Remain  (Bloomberg)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Pompeo Sees Japan, SKorea FMs as New Sanctions Hit NKorea  (The Washington Post )

Jan 14, 2020: 

Pompeo Sees Japan, SKorea FMs as New Sanctions Hit NKorea  (Daily Mail)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Reluctant memoirist David Talbot: ‘I Don’t Want to be Surprised by death’  (Datebook)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in the Bay Area  (NBC Bay Area)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Secretary of State Pompeo Visits Stanford, Talks Iran Strategy  (KTVU)

Jan 14, 2020: 

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Addresses Commonwealth Club  (KCBS Radio)

Jan 14, 2020: 

US Officials Cite Deterrence to Defend Lethal Drone Strike  (Miami Herald)

Jan 14, 2020: 

US Officials Cite Deterrence to Defend Lethal Drone Strike  (SF Gate)

Jan 14, 2020: 

Washington Kicked Off Its Crusade Against Huawei Last May, When it Prohibited US Businesses From Selling Components to the Chinese Tech Giant and its Subsidiaries, Citing Threats to National Security  (Sputnik)